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Opportunities: Statistical Analysts & BioAnalysts @ University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center--Houston, TX (US)
Submitted by John N Weinstein; posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is seeking highly motivated professionals with expertise in biostatistics and/or bioinformatics. The successful candidate will join a vibrant academic team working on a wide variety of important investigator-initiated and collaborative projects in cancer research. M. D. Anderson is ranked the No. 1 cancer center in the country, and its leadership recognizes that bioinformatics is key to the goal of using biomarkers and biosignatures to “personalize” cancer management. Hence, there are major opportunities for the talented individual to play a well-supported, creative role in the battle against cancer.

We are offering two types of positions:
- Statistical Analysts, will focus principally on statistical analysis of molecular data.
- BioAnalysts (a new career track within bioinformatics), will focus principally on biological interpretation of molecular data (in terms of pathways, ontologies, published literature, and the like).

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum requirements for Statistical Analysts: M.S. or Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field; a minimum of 1 year of analytical experience with high-throughput molecular data (in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, sequence analysis, or the like); excellent communication skills. Preferred: an undergraduate major or working experience in biomedical or basic biological research; experience with R or Bioconductor programming; experience writing analytical sections of grants. Individuals with sufficient experience for Team Leader or Associate Director positions are especially welcomed to apply.

Preferred requirements for BioAnalysts: Ph.D. in a field of biology, biomedical science, or bioinformatics; strong computer skills including programming; a minimum of 2 years of experience directly relevant to bioinformatics in medical research; experience in analysis and interpretation of high-throughput molecular data.

SALARY & COMPENSATION:
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s salaries and benefits are highly competitive, all the more so given the low cost of living in Houston. Houston is one of the world’s most interesting and diverse cities, featuring great neighborhoods, excellent private and public schools, superb museums, highly acclaimed opera, symphony, ballet, and theater, first-rate international cuisine, and year-round recreational and entertainment opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for the Statistical Analysts position, click on the following link or copy and paste it into your internet browser: [link]

To apply for the BioAnalysts position, click on the following link or copy and paste it into your internet browser: [link]

Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names, titles, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references, via email, to:

Professor Yuan Ji
c/o Yolanda Vidaurri
yvidaurri[at]mdanderson.org

EOE: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. M. D. Anderson is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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